The general manager of the state owned Cameroon Radio and television (CRTV) has praised the prowess of his technical crew that covered the friendly match Cameroon against Kenya last Sunday. The Indomitable Lionesses defeated their Kenyan rivals 2-1 in a fou fou foot encounter in Yaounde televised by the national television channel. It was a litmus test for the coverage of the female Africa Cup of Nations which begins on the 19th of November.
The veteran journalist now GM of CRTV was quoted as saying that “I think viewers can confirm that there is a picture quality revolution. These are the high-definition images and I think viewers can confirm tonight after what they saw.”
Ndongo revealed that the corporation used to work with six cameras but with what was recently acquired from China, CRTV deployed 12 cameras for the friendly against Kenya. The CRTV GM added that “We have expanded our range of possibilities and we could even go to 20 cameras. There replays that in the past take six different angles, can now be seen on sixteen different angles. Obviously in terms of reliability CRTV is far ahead. I must tell you that across Africa, there are not two or three countries that can deploy such a technical platform,” Charles Ndongo boasted.
As usual, Charles Ndongo did not miss the opportunity to thank (again) his hierarchy and President Paul Biya for the new material.
By Chi Prudence Asong with files from CIN